Ron Bohannan | Owner

Ronald Bohannan

PE - Principal, Owner

With over 30 years of experience, Ron is a critical component to our team. It is his experience in development management, from undeveloped land to finished building products, including all Cities, State and Federal approvals, contracts, project budgets, and the selection of all consultants and contractors, that has lead to the success of this company. His experience in design engineering, field inspection/ engineering, surveying and drafting has enabled him to mentor the Tierra West engineers and AutoCAD technicians. Although projects are assigned to the staff engineers, Ron oversees every project.

My History

Ron began working with survey crews during his teenage years. Prior to graduating from college, he worked part-time as a civil technician, draftsman, and surveyor through the summers and during the school year whenever possible. After obtaining his engineering degree, Ron worked as a design engineer where his major responsibilities involved negotiating contracts, supervising drafting and engineer technicians, serving on public hearing panels, and design of numerous City subdivisions, sanitary sewer lift stations, hydraulic structures, expressways, and water and sewer transmission lines.

As a field inspector/engineer Ron performed on-site inspection, the coordination and management of all materials testing and sampling, coordination of the surveying effort, logging as-built information on field drawings, tabulation of field quantities for monthly and final pay estimates, negotiating change orders, reviewing and compiling job schedules. Ron also worked as a Design Engineer in Water Resources as part of the design team analyzing the existing utilities at Fort Hood, Texas. He completed two projects as Project Manager in the Special Projects Division concerning Mobilization Master Planning for the U. S. Army responsible for the plan preparation, both graphical and narrative, as well as the coordination of the Mobilization Master Plan Team. It was his responsibility to supervise all portions of the Master Planning Process, including the preparation of pay estimates, project flow charts, negotiations of change orders, and coordination of sub-consultants.

In 1986 Ron , and his wife Donna started Tierra West. Providing services throughout Albuquerque, and around the state New Mexico and Texas, Tierra West’s projects have include a variety of developments from small in-fill developments to the planning and design of large new community subdivisions, planned unit development projects with regional impacts, as well as commercial and industrial projects.

During the last 23 years, the firm has assisted in planning all of the components that are needed in the mixed use development. These include numerous projects from mid to large scale master plans to individual components of each type of use. Throughout his professional career, Ron has successfully guided projects from the concept and design stage, through the governmental entitlement process and then onto construction.

Education & Professional Registrations

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 1977
  • Engineer in Training, June 1977, Certificate No. 2085
  • Registered Professional Engineer, New Mexico, September 25, 1981, No. 7868
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Oklahoma, July 1997, No. 18546
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Colorado, May 1998, No. 32784
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arizona, November 1998, No. 33132
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Nevada, July 2000, No. 014466
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Tennessee, October 2001, No. 107484
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Texas, October 2001, No. 88928
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Illinois, November 2005, No. 062-058229

Professional Memberships

  • Member and past President, 1992, NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Parks)
  • NAIOP National Board of Directors 2009
  • Member NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)
  • Member ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • Member University of New Mexico Citizens Advisory Committee for the New Mexico Center of Arts
  • Member Sustaining Membership Campaign for the Boy Scouts of America


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